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#122 of 195 Re: 2001 ls 3.9 v8 overheating [dezuz]
Sep 03, 2011 (4:08 pm)
Here is an inexpensive and REAL fix for your LS overheat problem if it is intemittant. If something is really broke, this won't work. To the fix!
When was the last time you changed the fluid in the hydraulic fan system, never, I thought so. Me either.
I have a 2000 LS that I bought new and do all of my own maintenance therefore know exactly what has been done. I checked the fan fluid from time time not thinking that it may go bad over time. Well it does get contaminated.
My LS has about 150k on it and it started having an overheat problem. I'm in AZ and the average daily ambient temp has been around 102. Yes, I use the A/C. I read all of these blogs about replace this and that even go electric. I gave it some thought and since it is intermittant, it has something to do with what controls the speed of the fan since all fluid levels were fine but the fan speed was slow when it was over heating but fast at other times. I thought since I had never changed the fan fluid, check that. The fluid was like muddy water with a little pink. So I bought a quart of "High Mileage" Castrol ATF. The owners manual wants Mercon. Castrol "High Mileage" ATF is compatible. So take out the screen in the reservior and suck out as much of the old ATF as possible. Fill the reservoir to "max". Drive a few miles. Do this four times, the thing only takes about a half pint so you can do it four times on a quart. The new fluid with it's detergents cleans up the actuator and all is good for $ 5.85 plus your time. My time is a lot cheaper than a mechanic or dealer, and this works. All of you people who replaced all kinds of stuff or took it to a mechanic or dealer out of warranty should be kicking yourself. You know who you are.
Dealers love this stuff, even if it is in warranty, Ford pays them megabucks for a six dollar fix.
#123 of 195 Re: 2001 ls 3.9 v8 overheating [jimmyc4]
Sep 13, 2011 (6:41 pm)
Where is the hydraulic reservoir located?? I am having the same problem that you are describing, my car is the same year and also around the same mileage. Going to try your fix, just need to know where to look for the reservoir!! Thanks
#124 of 195 Re: 2001 ls 3.9 v8 overheating [jimmyc4]
Sep 16, 2011 (12:16 pm)
I'm also having the same overheating problem. Where is the reservoir? What's it near?
#125 of 195 Re: 2001 ls 3.9 v8 overheating [samsgrampa]
Sep 16, 2011 (5:56 pm)
It's the power steering reservoir IIRC.
#126 of 195 Overheating Issues
Sep 19, 2011 (1:57 pm)
THank You all so much for the helpful info on Overheating Issues on the Licnoln Ls. I been dealing with this for a while. It was always so RANDOM! Had Thermostat replaced, was fine for several months then one day just randomly overheated again. Fine for a few weeks. Now, it overheats every first start up. Like clockwork about 7 minutes into driving it overheats. I plan my route so I can pull off and let it sit! It often gurgles and then, it is fine the rest of the day! Almost like an airlock everyday. Information has been extremely helpful, my car guy has been quite perplexed and this gives us somewhere else to start looking. My question though, is, I noticed several people also mentioned their ac blows hot air. Mine also blows super hot air straight off engine even with air off. We assumed it was the blendor and I just choose not to fix because i am poor I am curious what the connection is with the overheating if there is one?
#127 of 195 Lincoln LS V8 2002 Hydraulic cooling fan hose
Sep 22, 2011 (7:49 pm)
I need a hydraulic cooling fan hose, that is what Ford called it. According to Ford dealer we called the manufacture of the part and Ford are fighting over the price of the part. Ford says they are charging to much so they stopped making this part. Dealer said he could put us on a waiting list but there is no telling when they would start making the part if ever for that matter.
I really need this hose, any ideas where to locate one? This hose is the pressure hose. Of course the one I need shows a price of 358.00 but no one has one.
#128 of 195 Re: Lincoln LS V8 2002 Hydraulic cooling fan hose [tbug1964]
Sep 23, 2011 (8:58 am)
I have the same problem with the hydraulic fan pressure line. My wife is heading to a place here in boise to try to get it made. Fluid connector producs.. I hope i can have it made. I cant afford 352 dollars.. I will try t o see if they can make it. I will post later if they can make it..
#129 of 195 Re: Lincoln LS V8 2002 Hydraulic cooling fan hose [wiredgodina]
Sep 23, 2011 (9:14 am)
We tried several machine shops and a couple of places that do hydraulics but no one was able to make it. Please let me know if you are able to find someone.
We can't anyone with the part to order.
#130 of 195 Re: Lincoln LS V8 2002 Hydraulic cooling fan hose [tbug1964]
Sep 23, 2011 (10:16 am)
Might be a good time to try switching to an electric fan if the steering is ok.
#131 of 195 Re: 2001 ls 3.9 v8 overheating [dank0822]
Sep 28, 2011 (7:01 pm)
I spent years and alot of money working on the intermittent over heat problem. IT WAS MY RESERVOIR located in the engine compartment in under the hood in the driver side right under the windshield